Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Entrepreneur Notes And Success – Poll Factory Affiliate Program Launches

With the recent release of The Poll Factory I have seen nothing but good things said about it on other marketing blogs and in the discussion forum. For the record, I did not receive any monetary compensation for leaking the launch, nor do I receive any compensation for the advertisement being displayed this month. There are hundreds if not thousands of ways to make money online but it seems the lack of execution in helping others achieve the same status WITHOUT wanting anything in return is at a low.

With that said, I would like to cover what someone else has done and chronicled in becoming a Marketer and making money online. Sometimes it probably gets old listening to me ramble, and to be honest with you, a lot of what I do business wise is not discussed publicly on this blog. This blog is geared towards people wanting to get started online or have started and would like some direction rather than information and processes on successful affiliate program/product takeovers, forming corporations and establishing web development projects. That stuff is a bit more technical and a lot of the aspects of it are not to be shared publically.

So anyway, Eric Mitz starts following the CPA Marketing Series and Category here. Very quickly the guy puts the information into action and starts thinking outside the box. Just like that he bangs out a poll that generates what he says “was probably the easiest $650 I’ve ever made online.” I believe with CPA Polling the number is around $1500-$2000 in total. (If you could clarify this Eric, that would be great). It doesn’t stop here though. Let’s get into a little deeper on the psyche of a successful Entrepreneur. When I say successful, ask Eric where he was a few months ago then ask him where he’s at now. More importantly, (if he will indulge us) ask him where he’s heading. I already know.

This will be a good read for many just starting out or those that are already started and need a little direction. Eric may not even see this way because at the point and time of where he is at right now and the fact he probably works his ass off too much to even notice, let me explain why I view him as a success.

Man reads information. Man acts on information. Man tests the information. Man has a few failures. Man starts to put his own spin on it. Man has small success and sees potential. Man digs deep and researches a hot topic on the Internet. Man realizes hot topic is not sen by many (if any) marketers. Man acts on tuition. Man achieves a higher level of success. Man realizes I was not full of shit and also realizes he CAN do this too. Man thinks how about he can scale this. Man uses his knowledge and experience as a coder to create a tool that speeds the slowest processes of scaling these ideas. Man creates tool that allows him to test failures and successes in a matter of minutes instead of hours.

But it doesn’t stop there…

Man realizes he created a tool to save him time and allow for increased reproduction of more things to test at the fastest speed possible. This gives man an advantage over EVERYONE in being able to literally test offers, markets and topics in record speed. Man realizes his tool is badass. Man also realizes that the Internet is never ending and uses his Entrepreneur spirit to make the tool available to others. Man realizes he once read information that caused him to take action. Man now realizes that taking action instead of getting all hot and bothered by good information leads to many things such as:

  • Eric took an idea and tested it
  • Eric tested thru failures and didnt stop until he found success
  • Eric used his state of thinking and experience with coding to create something to save time
  • Eric realizes his tool can benefit others
  • Eric as a smart marketer but more importantly a good-willed human being, creates a price ridiculously low. Low enough that just one successful poll from his tool can pay back the cost in literally an hour.
  • Eric takes in more information and gets his brain bumbling again
  • Eric realizes that having a great product that actually does MORE than it says, priced at an insanely low price, and the thought of knowing that he can leverage affiliates to sell for him is the ultimate marketing tool to allow you to spend the least amount of time possible on his product and to focus more on reproduction and more efforts elsewhere.

Eric is a fairly new Entrepreneur. You can follow Eric at the $1000 Affiliate Experiement (Ha, Eric change the title, you’ve crushed that). Anyone new to making money online needs to read this. The guy was in the same seat as you once and now he’s passed success.


  • Poll Factory launched independently on CashTactics last Friday
  • 25 copies have been sold as of April 30th
  • On top of Eric’s CPA Success WITH his tool, he’s managed to bank $1400 as of April 30th FROM selling his tool

Poll Factory has now launched its affiliate program. For more details you can visit here. You get 50% of each sale (which obviously if one post sold $1400 worth in a week, should be a real easy product to sell). The affiliate program is thru Paydotcom which you can sign up for here.

Congratulations Eric! I personally appreciate the product as well as everyone else who is raving about it.

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15 Responses

May 2, 2008

Ah yes,
thats one thing I have noticed about Eric. He’s definatley dedicated to his success. We can all learn a few things from this young 20 something year old. Still in College and he’s building a very successful online career because he never gave up when he failed. Thats the difference between those that make it and those that don’t.

I’ve had plenty of opportunities to talk with Eric on AIM. The guy is definatley one to put a twist on a product and make it work like no other.

Good job Eric!


May 3, 2008

I still can’t believe i’m reading this post, haha.

This is just really, really cool. Thanks for all the kind words. I really have been working my tail off. Not only with Poll Factory, but my own affiliate campaigns. This right here makes the 4.5 hours of sleep I get every night worth it. Between school, my job, and trying to be successful online, I find myself wishing there were a few more hours in each day.

If I had just one thing to say about this, it would be to KEEP TRYING. I’ve been trying to make money online since around January or so, and I have already failed probably 50 to a 100 times at different things.

Luckily, i just don’t quite. I’ve always been the best at everything I do (and i really don’t mean that to sound smug), and Internet marketing has probably been the most difficult thing i’ve tried my hand at yet. They rewards however, will make this allllll worth it.


Well done Eric. Poll Factory seems like a great tool, I’ll be interested to see where it heads and what you have planned for version 2. It seems to me you could take it from Poll Factory, to ‘Automatic Fully-Blown Poll Site’, quite easily. Once you have an install base, you need to find ways to get them to pay for an upgrade every year, right?

May 4, 2008

I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

May 4, 2008

Yea Eric, Poll Factory is badass. It’s so easy to build a system and pump out like 20 polls a day with a tool like this. You definitely were due for some credit and hopefully alot more people continue to buy PollFactory for a long time.

May 4, 2008


This tool is great. I hope that it doesn’t become one of those spam tool.

Thanks for a great tool.


May 5, 2008

Good on ya Eric. I’ve been following your blog from the beginning. It is good to see you being successful. I certainly look forward to seeing more from you.


May 5, 2008

Another great post, Ruck, and thanks for the tool, Eric. I bought it, and I’m looking forward to using it extensively.

May 9, 2008

This tool is amazing Ruck thanks, I grabbed it as soon as I saw the post, and have been playing with it ever since.

Being a fan of poll method PPC campigns to test niches when I saw this tool it saves me huge time. I could chuck up a polling campaign before pretty fast but this tool has me beat by miles..

Thanks Ruck

May 23, 2008

Good job Erik! Great piece of software. Love it.

December 21, 2008

Very well said. It is nice to hear some common sense for a change, rather than just hype. I purchased Poll Factory, and it is an awesome little piece of software. Great for CPA.

July 2, 2009

That was quite a blueprint for me. I will definitely “take action” on his foot prints. This was very informative article. Thank you very much.

WOW … you are my new blog guy, Ruck. Seriously. I like the way you think and express yourself clearly and to the point. I can tell I am going to read every thing you’ve written.

November 25, 2009

Cool tool, thanks for posting about it.


January 6, 2011

People have to understand that this is no different from any other career they could pursue. There will be hardship, there will be expenses and it doesn’t help that there are many “turn-key” solutions out there that promote a push-click answer to something that actually requires so much more than that. Thank you for your words and for sharing your valuable insight with would-be entrepreneurs. Everyone needs a dose of reality.